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Urges Consolidation of Eight National Jewish Tubercular Sanatoriums

(Jewish Daily Bulletin)

The consolidation of eight national sanatoriums devoted to Jewish tuberculars was urged by Dr. Charies Spivak, at the closing session Monday night of the twenty-third annual convention of the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society of Denver, in line with the present movement in Jewish life for coordination between Jewish social agencies operating on a national scale. The cooperative effort of Jewish tuberculosis sanatoriums would effect many economies in administration, provide more and better facilities for the patients, and stimulate more research work, Dr. Spivak declared.

The eight national sanatiriums have eleven hundred beds, the Denver sanatorium having over one-fourth of this number, he stated.

Dr. Barnet Stivelman of the New York Health Department, pointed out the lack of facilities for Jewish tuberculars in New York City and throughout the Eastern states, declaring that with the least possible accommodations, there is a shortage of 500 beds in the Eastern states. He stated that the branch sanatorium which the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society plans to establish at Goshen, N. Y., if approved by the State Board of Charities, will be a great forward step in fighting the inroads of tuberculosis among the Jews of New York.

Rabbi Nathan Krass appealed for funds to enable the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society to erect additional buildings in Denver as well as in New York. He urged a league of all nations of the world to fight one commenenemy, disease, and said that all differences over boundaries, economic and racial questions, were purely artificial issues creating artificial enemies. Nations should go to war, but to war against disease.

The following trustees, all from Denver, were elected: Morris Robinson, George Reuler, Louis Stern, Nathan Striker and Dr. A. S. Taussig.

A tribute was paid by Dr. Spivak to the late Yehoash, for his lifelong devotion to the Denver sanatorium which he had helped to establish. His widow was elected trustee at large, a position which Yehoash had occupied.

Over $55,000 in cash was contributed by the Ladies Auxiliaries at the close of the convention. Following an appeal by Louis Stern, the delegate representing the patients, over $1100 was raised for the publication or a Yiddish magazine by the patients.

Resolutions providing for an extensive building program to absorb some of the large waiting list, and to provide additional modern equipment and facilities, were unanimously passed.

BREVITIES

The Jewish Academy of Arts and Scieces will hold its first annual convention at the Hotel Manhattan Square. New York, beginning Saturday evening, May 28, and closing with a business session Monday afternoon. The speakers will include Dr. Henry Keller, Professor Moses Hyamsom. Professor Nathan Isaacs; Dr. Frederick B. Robinson, President of the College of the City of New York; Health Commissioner Harris, Dr. S. Gandz, Dr. P. Churgin, Dr. Leo Jung, Dr. Benjamin Jablons and Dr. B. Reval.

Col. Herbert H. Lehman has been named to the committee of 125 for the National Cancer Centre which will seek $5,000,000 for the establishment of the centre.

A life-size bust of Adolph Lewisohn. President of the Hebrew Shelter Guardian Society, was presented at the annual meeting of the Guardian Mothers of the society at Pleasantdale. N. Y., Sunday. The presentation was made by the Board of Directors in celebration of Mr. Lewisohn’s seventy-eighth birthday. Mrs. Jacob Stern and Colonel Herbert H. Lehman delivered the presentation addresses.

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